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  • BEIJING, April 14- Hong Kong shares finished slightly higher on Monday in subdued trade, with a strong performance from blue chips including Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd pulling up the index.

  • *Fitch has highest rating, outlook on Portugal among agencies. LISBON, April 11- Rating agency Fitch raised its outlook on Portugal's debt rating to "positive" from "negative" on Friday, citing the country's strong progress in cutting its budget deficit, regaining market access and improving economic growth.

  • The talks within the SEC are at an early stage, and the pilot program would need to be approved by the full five-member commission, as part of an order instructing the public exchanges to carry out the study. The results of any pilot would have to be effective enough to prompt the SEC to change its market rules.

  • Chad Johnson, chief of the Investor Protection Bureau for the New York Attorney General, said state investigations now underway would show whether enforcement actions would be needed.

  • CME Group trading outage exposes weakened trading floor Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    In chaos following the outage on CME's electronic Globex platform, some orders sent to open-outcry grain pits went unfilled because there were not enough traders to handle the influx.

  • Alcoa and Facebook are big market movers Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Alcoa Inc., up 47 cents to $13. Morgan Stanley downgraded the Detroit automaker and the sector comes under pressure after another recall, this time from Toyota.

  • NC gets triple-A rating before selling bonds Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds. Cowell's office says North Carolina is one of ten states with triple-A's from all three agencies.

  • CHICAGO, April 8- CME Group said technical issues had shut down contracts on its Globex electronic trading system on Tuesday afternoon with primarily agricultural and grains contracts affected and no impact on oil or metals. Trading continued in the open outcry pits on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade.

  • Globex trading shut due to technical problems-CME Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    CHICAGO, April 8- CME Group said that its Globex electronic trading system was shut down on Tuesday afternoon due to technical issues.

  • Moody's sees Chicago pension proposal as positive Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— A leading credit rating agency called legislation to overhaul to Chicago's pension funds a "positive development," but said it won't solve all the city's problems— especially if assumptions for annual investment returns fall short.

  • LONDON, April 7- The London Metal Exchange said on Monday it would launch a new contract on aluminium premiums, extending its product suite for the metal just weeks before major rival CME Group starts a competing futures contract.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- The upstart stock trading venue featured in Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," may apply to become a fully registered stock exchange sooner than planned, IEX Group Inc's chief executive said on Friday.

  • Sector Snap: E-Trade and online traders slump Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the trading method to determine if any practices violate insider trading laws. Charles Schwab Corp. issued a statement on high-frequency trading after the markets closed on Thursday.

  • *U.S. more liberal in pricing matters than Europe. LONDON, April 4- The way U.S. commodities exchanges are dealing with warehouses could offer a template for the London Metal Exchange to reform its chronically logjammed storage system, the backbone of the world's biggest metals marketplace.

  • BEIJING, April 3- China's rating agencies are likely to keep a long-held assumption of government bailouts built into most ratings despite the country's first domestic bond defaults and warnings from Beijing that there is no blanket guarantee of support.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- Bitcoin derivatives trading platform BTC.sx has secured funding from Seedcoin Fund, BTC.sx Chief Operating Officer George Samman told Reuters on Tuesday. Samman has provided BTC.sx around $250,000 in funding, which he said was the largest investment by Seedcoin so far.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- CME Group Inc can keep in place rules that factor in electronic trades for settling end-of-day grain futures prices, an Illinois judge ruled on Monday following a legal challenge from veterans of the Chicago trading floor.

  • CHICAGO, March 31- CME Group Inc can keep in place rules that factor in electronic trades for settling end-of-day grain futures prices, an Illinois judge ruled on Monday following a legal challenge from veterans of the Chicago trading floor.

  • CME GROUP CAN KEEP IN PLACE RULES THAT COMBINE ELECTRONIC, OPEN-OUTCRY TRADES FOR GRAIN FUTURES SETTLEMENTS- ILLINOIS JUDGE.

  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, March 31- Earlier this month, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Charles Li, was eager to talk about anything but the years-long warehousing crisis at the London Metal Exchange.

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